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ˈdʒɒk yə lərjoc·u·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jesting, jocose, jocular, jokingadverb

    characterized by jokes and good humor

  2. jocosely, jocularadverb

    with humor

    "they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly"


  1. jocularadjective

    Humorous, amusing or joking.

  2. Etymology: From iocularis, from ioculus, diminutive of iocus.


  1. jocular

    Jocular is an adjective describing a person, action or situation characterized by humor, jesting, or playfulness. It refers to being light-hearted, funny, joking or amusing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jocularadjective

    given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person

  2. Jocularadjective

    sportive; merry

  3. Etymology: [L. jocularis, fr. joculus, dim. of jocus joke. See Joke.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jocular

    jok′ū-lar, adj. given to jokes: humorous: droll: laughable.—n. Jocular′ity.—adv. Joc′ularly.—n. Joculā′tor, a professional jester or minstrel.—adj. Joc′ulātory. [L. jocularisjocus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jocular in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jocular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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